Our Year Fives have been working on Convicts and it has been really hard to locate books that are suitable for them to access.
Tony and I went to Tasmania for the first week of our Spring break and spent a day at Port Arthur and they had a great little Book Shop. So I picked up these great books.
Port Arthur is an eerie place to be!
After the holidays I will share them with my grade, but then store them for the next time we do Convicts.
The A-Z is amazing and the kids will love the easy access to information.
The novel - Escape to Eaglehawk is written for kids
These two have almost a double page of facts on a convict - this would have been so helpful when we were doing our convict files. We relied on good ol' google, which was great, but these would have been so useful.
Year 5 History in Australia is heavily based on Convict history and if you need some support to deliver the topic - this product will help you out.
Tony and I had our first break in almost 20 years without our kids. They are almost 20 and 18!
We have only had about 3 nights with them at sleepovers and it was really nice to be just the two of us.
We went interstate to Tasmania and stayed on the harbour and this was the view from our room.
We couldn't get over the blueness of the sky!
While we were there I got to meet Tania - she is another Aussie blogger. It is funny when our two worlds meet up - our cyber life and real life. I would love to be closer to her, she is just great to be around. The following day Tony and I were at a the museum and there she was. Tasmania had an extra week of school and are now on break.